Madrid legend: Atletico won't miss £32m Chelsea star, praises ex-Liverpool talisman

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Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez has given his thoughts on Diego Costa and Luis Suarez.

Chelsea signed Atletico Madrid's star striker this summer, but moved quickly to sign Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich.

Mexican legend and former Real Madrid striker Hugo Sanchez has told the Spanish press that he believes Atletico have made the right move, so much so that they won't even miss the Chelsea forward.

He told MundoDeportivo: "He (Mandzukic) has experience, quality, talent ... he has everything.

"I think they will not miss Diego Costa at Atletico."

Sanchez went onto praise new Barcelona signing Luis Suarez, stating:

"I like his character, his way of playing, but having some reactions."

He added: "We're very different. Some things have their limits and boundaries (that you) should never pass."

Suarez will start the season later than Mandzukic due to his suspension for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

Yet he is still the same odds as the Croatian international to finish La Liga top scorer this season, at 20/1, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo clear favourites.

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Atletico have had great success in replacing top strikers with the next one, with Sergio Aguero and Radamel Falcao moved on in recent years, only to see them get better. Importantly, Mandzukic now has Antoin Griezmann playing alongside him to help him out.

The problem Mandzukic faces is the achievements Costa led Atletico to last season. Anything less than La Liga title success may cause pundits like Hugo Sanchez to change their mind come the end of the season.

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